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Self-help area: Around the Home

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  • When in my armchair I need a solid surface to work or eat from
    When in my armchair I need a solid surface to work or eat from
  • I have difficulty carrying small items around my house
    I have difficulty carrying small items around my house
  • I find it difficult to reach and pick up small items
    I find it difficult to reach and pick up small items
  • I have difficulty getting to my door, in time, to open it for visitors
    I have difficulty getting to my door, in time, to open it for visitors
  • I have difficulty unlocking my door with a key
    I have difficulty unlocking my door with a key
  • I find it difficult to stand long enough to carry out everyday tasks
    I find it difficult to stand long enough to carry out everyday tasks
  • I have difficulty reaching electric sockets and plugs
    I have difficulty reaching electric sockets and plugs
  • I have difficulty cutting paper, cardboard etc
    I have difficulty cutting paper, cardboard etc
  • I have difficulty using standard playing cards
    I have difficulty using standard playing cards
  • I have difficulty holding my pen or pencil
    I have difficulty holding my pen or pencil
  • I need or would like to have my legs raised when sitting at home
    I need or would like to have my legs raised when sitting at home
  • I have difficulty bending to pick up my milk bottles
    I have difficulty bending to pick up my milk bottles
  • I find it difficult to bend down so that I can sweep my floor
    I find it difficult to bend down so that I can sweep my floor
  • I need a solid surface to help me to eat or work independently when in bed
    I need a solid surface to help me to eat or work independently when in bed
  • I have difficulty pulling electric plugs in and out
    I have difficulty pulling electric plugs in and out
  • Can you point me to leisure activities and sources of help and advice in my area?
    Can you point me to leisure activities and sources of help and advice in my area?
  • When I go out locally I find it difficult to walk far or use a wheelchair and would like to know what facilities are available
    When I go out locally I find it difficult to walk far or use a wheelchair and would like to know what facilities are available
  • I or my family/carers are concerned about me losing my balance or falling in my home or garden
    I or my family/carers are concerned about me losing my balance or falling in my home or garden
  • I often lose track of what I am doing in the kitchen and worry about things like leaving the cooker on
    I often lose track of what I am doing in the kitchen and worry about things like leaving the cooker on
  • I would like help to let the people I choose into my home and keep strangers out
    I would like help to let the people I choose into my home and keep strangers out
  • I forget to turn the taps off and I am looking for something to help me
    I forget to turn the taps off and I am looking for something to help me
  • I would like to identify my relatives daily routine to support their independence
    I would like to identify my relatives daily routine to support their independence
  • I am having difficulty taking my medication, e.g. remembering to take it, when to take it, taking the correct dose etc.
    I am having difficulty taking my medication, e.g. remembering to take it, when to take it, taking the correct dose etc.
  • I get up in the night (or I confuse day and night) and there are concerns about my safety
    I get up in the night (or I confuse day and night) and there are concerns about my safety
  • When at home I need a simple way to contact my family/carers in case of emergencies
    When at home I need a simple way to contact my family/carers in case of emergencies
  • I am interested in finding more information on Benefits or financial support that may be available?
    I am interested in finding more information on Benefits or financial support that may be available?
  • I want to find information and support for those with particular conditions e.g. Parkinson's Disease, Arthritis etc
    I want to find information and support for those with particular conditions e.g. Parkinson's Disease, Arthritis etc
  • I care for someone and I would like to find out about support available for me
    I care for someone and I would like to find out about support available for me
  • When I am in bed my family/carer may need to be alerted that I need help
    When I am in bed my family/carer may need to be alerted that I need help
  • I need a way to call for help if I get stuck in the bath
    I need a way to call for help if I get stuck in the bath
  • I have difficulty getting to the toilet quickly enough in the day time
    I have difficulty getting to the toilet quickly enough in the day time
  • I would like to be able to watch over and/or hear the person I care for when I am  in a different room
    I would like to be able to watch over and/or hear the person I care for when I am in a different room
  • I struggle with my current telephone (landline or mobile) and I would like help to find an easier alternative
    I struggle with my current telephone (landline or mobile) and I would like help to find an easier alternative
  • My family/carers are worried about me going out of my home
    My family/carers are worried about me going out of my home
  • I struggle when walking up and down the steps at the second entrance to my home (the entrance you use less often)
    I struggle when walking up and down the steps at the second entrance to my home (the entrance you use less often)
  • I have difficulty with crossing an internal threshold
    I have difficulty with crossing an internal threshold
  • I have difficulty walking up or down a small set of steps inside my home
    I have difficulty walking up or down a small set of steps inside my home
  • I have difficulty walking where there is a step and threshold together (e.g. into my conservatory or porch)
    I have difficulty walking where there is a step and threshold together (e.g. into my conservatory or porch)
  • I sometimes feel unsteady on my feet, Is there anything to help me manage better?
    I sometimes feel unsteady on my feet, Is there anything to help me manage better?
  • I have difficulty with all writing tasks because of my sight or keeping my writing in line
    I have difficulty with all writing tasks because of my sight or keeping my writing in line
  • My sight makes it difficult for me to read things such as newspapers, magazines, mail and cooking instructions
    My sight makes it difficult for me to read things such as newspapers, magazines, mail and cooking instructions
  • My sight makes it difficult for me to do hobbies such as arts and crafts or reading and writing
    My sight makes it difficult for me to do hobbies such as arts and crafts or reading and writing
  • I have difficulty seeing my TV
    I have difficulty seeing my TV
  • I have difficulty seeing or using my computer keyboard
    I have difficulty seeing or using my computer keyboard
  • I find it difficult to identify items in my home because of my sight, e.g. food, documents, clothing
    I find it difficult to identify items in my home because of my sight, e.g. food, documents, clothing
  • I wish to keep my cast or dressing dry while bathing or showering
    I wish to keep my cast or dressing dry while bathing or showering